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Green lashes PNP over Middle Quarters shrimp vendors

The heart of
Middle Quarters,
Jamaica’s
shrimp capital

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) representative for South West St Elizabeth Floyd Green has lashed the ruling People's National Party (PNP) for failing to implement a development plan for shrimp vendors in Middle Quarters. Addressing a recent fund-raising dinne ... Read More

A section of the Jointwood
Road for which $10 million
has been allocated. (PHOTOS:
GREGORY BENNETT) St Elizabeth roadwork a good start, says Azan
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — All agreed that the $10 million allocated for patching work on the ... Read More

St Aubyn Bartlett in Bellefield addressing the first of 15 JLP
divisional meetings to take place in Manchester over the next
six months St Aubyn Bartlett ‘fired up’ to take Central Manchester
BELLEFIELD, Manchester — Close to a year since becoming the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretak ... Read More

Ferron Williams was
re-elected for a
second five-year term
as colonel of the
Accompong Maroons. Colonel vows to revive flogging for criminal acts
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The Jamaican Parliament abolished flogging as a means of judicial p ... Read More

Spotlight on Stoplight at Lignum Vitae Film Festival

Spotlight on Stoplight at Lignum Vitae Film Festival | Monday, April 20, 2015    

Stoplight Hustle producer Sheena McLean
(centre) with team members (from left)
Robert Reid Jnr, Abi-Gaye Smythe,
Jhennelle Johnson, and Robert Reid Snr.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The team behind the animated production Stoplight Hustle won six awards at Northern Caribbean University's (NCU's) Lignum Vitae Film Festival on Sunday, April 12. They walked away with awards for Best Overall Picture, Best Script, Best Animation, Best Producer, Best Foley and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Award for Jamaican Creativity through Film. "I was surprised but I am very thankful," said producer Sheena McLean, who told the Jamaica Obs ... Read More

Students benefit from Observer Lecture Series

Monday, April 20, 2015    

Jamaica Observer advertising executives in the South/Central Region Suzanne
Roper (seated) and Moya Whyte (second left forefront) were among Jamaica
Observer staff at Belair High School in Mandeville, recently, to assist students
who came out for the free Mathematics and English Language CSEC Workshop
organised by the company.

Photo 1: Jamaica Observer advertising executives in the South/Central Region Suzanne Roper (seated) and Moya Whyte (second left forefront) were among Jamaica Observer staff at Belair High School in Mandeville recently to assist students who came out for the free Mathematics and English Language CSEC Workshop organised by the company. Photo 2: Students from schools in Manchester, St Elizabeth and Clarendon at Belair High School auditorium in Mandeville for the Annual Jamaica Observer Ltd (JOL) L ... Read More

The power of social media

Monday, April 20, 2015    

Principal of the Bunker’s Hill Primary School in Clarendon, Nardel Henry (left), Digicel Brand
ambassador Tifa (fourth left) and Senior Sponsorship and Development Manager Kamal
Powell (right) with students from the school. (PHOTOS: DIGICEL)

BUNKER'S HILL, Clarendon — Thanks to social media, telecoms provider Digicel has provided modern bathroom facilities for Bunker's Hill Primary School in Clarendon, a news release from the company said. According to Digicel, Bunker's Hill Primary past student Albert Anderson capitalised on the power of social media when he sent a direct message on Instagram asking for help to upgrade the bathroom facilities at his alma mater. The school, which accommodates 75 students, had been using pit ... Read More

Jamalco stages health fair in Top Halse Hall

Monday, April 20, 2015    

Nurse Shalilah Taylor conducts a blood pressure check on Leanora Reid at the
health fair held recently at Top Halse Hall.

MAY PEN, Clarendon -- Seventy-three-year-old Leanora Reid was among 52 residents of Top Halse Hall who benefited from a health and information fair held in that community recently, according to the organisers, bauxite/alumina company Jamalco. The health services ranged from blood sugar, blood pressure, and eye examinations to Body Mass Index (BMI) and cholesterol checks, a release from Jamalco said. These services were provided by medical doctor Kamal Anglin and members of Jamalco's medical de ... Read More

JMMB Mandeville combines finance and fitness

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April 20, 2015    

JMMB clients taking advantage
of one of the Zumba sessions.
(PHOTO: CHELSEA BENNETT)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) clients in Mandeville recently benefited from "finance and fitness" sessions organised by the financial institution. The participants received the opportunity to engage in Zumba -- a combination of aerobics and dance -- at a studio designed for the activity. While the Zumba sessions are a new initiative for the organisation, Corporate Communications Lead Patricia Valentine said that it is not uncommon for "lifestyle" events to ... Read More

Dorothy Miller is IUC pro chancellor South Middlesex Region

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April 20, 2015    

Dorothy Miller
with IUC President
Rev Dr Maitland
Evans during the
installation
ceremony.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Businesswoman, educator and former insurance advisor Dorothy Miller was last Wednesday installed by International University of the Caribbean (IUC) as the second Regional Pro Chancellor to serve the South Middlesex Region. Founded by the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in 2005, IUC is the result of a merger of the previous College for Leadership and Theological Development and the Mel Nathan College, which focused on business and skills-related cou ... Read More

Glorious Jermaine!

Monday, April 20, 2015    

Photo shows Blackwood playing a
lofted straight drive during his landmark
first innings knock. (PHOTO: WICB)

Former Holmwood Technical High School star Jermaine Blackwood scored his maiden Test match hundred (112 not out) in the first innings of the drawn first Test between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua last week. Blackwood, who left Holmwood Technical in 2010 as captain of the Christiana school cricket team, hit 14 fours and two sixes and faced 220 balls to hold the West Indies first innings together. Blackwood, a native of White House, eastern Westmoreland, a ... Read More

Kendal All Age hosts Math Career Day

Monday, April 20, 2015    

Three students who participated in the Math Fashion Show.

KENDAL, Manchester — Keen to improve Mathematics results, Kendal All-Age School in Manchester recently held its inaugural Mathematics Career Day. The event, according to Co-ordinator and Vice-Principal Felecia McLaughlin, is among the school's initiatives to more effectively impart the concepts of the subject to students. "We have a challenge with Math. We did a Mathematics Strategic Plan to measure where we are in numeracy as a school and put plans in place to where we want to go," she ... Read More

Adventist initiative seeks to change lives through volunteerism

Monday, April 20, 2015    

O-Say volunteers clearing bush from
a section of Grove Town Cemetery in
Manchester. (Photos: Nigel Coke)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- The Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (CJC) has organised an initiative to attract at-risk young people into volunteerism in their communities. Through what it has named Operation Save A Youth (O-SAY), the church is mobilising young people to volunteer and help others in the parishes of Clarendon, St Catherine and Manchester. The initiative comes against the backdrop of official figures showing that an alarming number of teenagers are being charged ... Read More

FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday, April 20, 2015    

A diary

Tuesday, April 21 -- 1:00 pm Projects Abroad Jamaica International Day Celebration Projects Abroad Office Mandeville Thursday, April 23 -- 8:00 am Projects Abroad Jamaica Stakeholders' Breakfast Meeting Golf View Hotel Mandeville Friday, April 24 JAMVYBZ Business and Technology Expo (JABATE 2015) Mandeville Park Thursday, April 30 -- 5:00 pm Rotary Club of Mandeville Meeting Regie's Bistro, Mandeville Guest: Minister of National Security and Central Manchester MP Peter Bunting ... Read More



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